When River, Freak, and Fiona discover a mysterious sofa sitting at their bus stop, their search for loose change produces a rare, zucchini-colored crayon. Little do they know this peculiar treasure is about to launch them into the middle of a plot to conquer the world!
The kids' only hope is to trap the plot's mastermind when he comes to steal the crayon. But how can three kids from the middle of nowhere stop an evil billionaire? With the help of an eccentric neighbor, an artificially intelligent domino, a DNA-analyzing tray, two hot air
balloons, and a cat named Mucus, they just might be able to save the planet.
This clever comic adventure from debut author Henry Clark is a truly original and utterly wacky story about the importance of intelligence and curiosity in a complacent world.
A 2013 ABA Fall Picks New Voices Book
A 2013 ABC Best Book for Children
An Amazon Best Book of the Month
An Amazon Hot New Releases in Children's Science Fiction Book
A Junior Library Guild Selection
A 2014-2015 Black-Eyed Susan Book Award Master List Title
A 2015 Sakura Medal Nominee"
"Clark's debut is refreshingly bonkers. It offers thinking kids humor that is neither afraid of the potty nor confined to it. Most of the characters (and some of the furniture) have their quirks, but there is a realism at the core that readers will respond to."
Henry Clark is the author of What We Found in the Sofa and How It Saved the World. Hehas contributed articles to MAD magazine and published fiction in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, in addition to acting as the head phrenologist at Old Bethpage Village Restoration, a living-history museum in New York. He lives on Long Island.